Oreos and Pseudoteaching

I’ve been following the discussion of Pseudoteaching at Frank Noschese’s blog Action Reaction, which made me evaluate my own teaching in order to consider when does my teaching really look great and all my kids are engaged but results do not reflect that student learning has actually happened. A couple of years ago, I decided… Continue reading Oreos and Pseudoteaching

Sharing Space

Seeing the launch of Atlantis during the STS-132 mission last May has perhaps made me even more fanatically passionate about sharing my love of space with my students. So when Discovery was set to launch last November for the STS-133 mission, I shared with my students all about it. Of course, there were several delays… Continue reading Sharing Space

Cloud in a Bottle

I do not know why I have never done this activity before to help my students see the ingredients necessary for cloud formation. I was reminded about it at a staff development on Monday. We were able to incorporate it today. Pretty cool!

Thank you, Mrs. Mitchell: Reflecting on science fairs

Yesterday, I took five of my sixth grade students and four projects to the Gwinnett Regional Science and Engineering Fair. I am our school’s local science fair director. (Doesn’t that sound fancy?) ┬áThis is the second year I have required all of my students to complete science fair projects as part of our class, and… Continue reading Thank you, Mrs. Mitchell: Reflecting on science fairs